April 21, 2014; Monday, An arrest warrants was issued today by Judge Paz Esperanza Cortes of the Taguig Regional Trial Court Branch 271 against Cedric Lee, Deniese Cornejo, Jed Fernandez, Simeon Raz Jr. and Ferdinand Guerrero for serious illegal detention case filed by Vhong Navarro in relation with mauling incidents happened last January 22, 2014.
Around 12 noon, the arrest warrant was received by the Southern Police District, this was confirmed by Chief Supt. Jose Erwin Villacorte of the said police district. Looking at the list of accused above, we can see that Bernice Lee and Jose Calma are not included. On this matter, Villacorte preferred not giving his comment.
Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said that one of the accused which is a male is planning to become a state witness that will reveal the plans of Lee, Cornejo and the group called “Oplan Bugbog”. This issue also became a hot topic especially in the social networking sites when the news was rendered.
We remember that on January 22, Cedric Lee, Deniece Cornejo and several members of the group were involved in the mauling of actor and host Vhong Navarro. He was brought to the Southern Police District blindfolded to sign a blotter.
Cornejo accused Navarro of rape but the DOJ has dismissed the case that brought relief on Navarro. Meanwhile, the charge illegal coercion was bailable and Lee, Cornejo and others accused paid for the bail amounting to P12,000 each.
News spread weeks ago about the plans of Cornejo and Lee to exit from the country by booking a flight via Cebu Pacific. Since the information about the plans of going abroad has leaked, the said flights were cancelled. This is also the same with what happened to Fernando Guerrero who booked a flight to Hongkong and was shun at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.
Let us look forward to what will happen next with the case. If you have any comment on the issue, feel free to leave it via the comment box below, we are more than glad dealing this hot topic with you. Be updated on this case in our future post here.